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A kinematic analysis of hand selection in a reaching task. / Stins, J.; Kadar, Endre; Costall, Alan.

In: Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, Vol. 6, No. 4, 10.2001, p. 347-367.

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Stins, J, Kadar, E & Costall, A 2001, 'A kinematic analysis of hand selection in a reaching task', Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 347-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/713754421

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Stins, J., Kadar, E., & Costall, A. (2001). A kinematic analysis of hand selection in a reaching task. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 6(4), 347-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/713754421

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Stins J, Kadar E, Costall A. A kinematic analysis of hand selection in a reaching task. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition. 2001 Oct;6(4):347-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/713754421

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Stins, J. ; Kadar, Endre ; Costall, Alan. / A kinematic analysis of hand selection in a reaching task. In: Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition. 2001 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 347-367.

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